Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Beyond Reasonable Doubt is a true story of New Zealand justice gone awry. A married couple named Crewe is murdered, and Arthur Allen Thomas (John Hargreaves) is charged with the crime. Given a scrupulously fair trial, the innocent Thomas is found guilty on circumstantial evidence. Later on, it is discovered that zealous police inspector Hutton (David Hemmings), anxious for a conviction, planted false evidence to put the noose around Thomas' neck. Beyond Reasonable Doubt was scripted by David Yallop, whose book on the Crewe case was instrumental in gaining Thomas' release.



false-accusation, farming, frame-up, killing, murder, police